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Turner’s Dissent:Controlling the Conduct of Federal Scientists

  The story of Anthony Turner exposes tactics used by the Harper government to justify punishing the dissent of government employees and to preemptively silence future possible dissenters. The use of a ‘code of neutrality’ discourages dissent among government employees and Turner’s punishment was likely internalized by other government employees. The ‘code of neutrality’ which […]

Black Lives Matter at Toronto Pride 2016: Mass Media Deprecation and Misrepresentation

Since July 2016, Canadian media outlets such as CBC News and The National Post have misrepresented the Black Lives Matter Toronto Pride protest in mainstream media. By removing the BLM-TO protest from historical contexts, neglecting to consider the protest within larger structural inequalities of race, sexuality, and gender, and vilifying Black protestors, mass media influenced […]

Maple Spring Movement Analysis

In the spring of 2012, the province of Quebec was faced with political distress by student protests after the Liberal government issued a proposal of increasing tuition fees.  The experiences this movement endured provided a focal point in analysing the government’s reaction to civil disobedience in their attempts to repress the approximately 300,000 students who […]

Sex Workers Should Have Rights Too!

The protests regarding sex workers were a form of resistance against sexual inequality and the right to have their work recognized as legitimate work. We as a society would like to think that we have evolved from our historical roots but that would be an unfair statement to make. Historically, “Certain people, because they have […]

Media coverage disapproval of the 2012 Montreal Protests

News, television, radio and other media often influence the way in which events are perceived by society. Through the implementation of certain frames “simplified snapshots are converted into events and events are converted into news stories” (Boykoff, 2007, pp.217). This is problematic because the snapshots show only one moment and don’t wholly encompass all of […]

How the Media Framed Take Back the Night, Vancouver, 2013

The media is the main source of information regarding numerous events in society, thus shaping our understandings and opinions on a continual basis. Without the extensive coverage of the news, many events would be left invisible to the general public. That being said, it is crucial to always remain critical of the messages being portrayed. […]

Oka Crisis: Critical Analysis

It is of the upmost importance to realize that the media play a massive role in the potential outcome of protests. Media coverage depending on what “side” they are on can make a change. The media has the ability to take the social issues at hand and make them known to everyone; however, they can […]

Women’s Suffrage: The Difference between Prosecution and Persecution

Women suffragette’s organized themselves and protested against inequality and their lack of rights for a span of decades between the late 19th century and early 20th century.  During this time in Canada, patriarchy was deeply embedded in the social, economic and political fabric of the nation and many women were ready for a change.  The […]

Regulation 233/10: More than a Security Measure!

The G20 Summit protests will be remembered for two things; one being the implementation of Regulation 233/10 and subsequently from that, the event responsible for the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Former Premier McGunity and Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair have exhausted the excuse of “need for security” during the G20 as the rationale […]

Media Analysis Oka Crisis

There has been a lot of media coverage over the Oka Crisis. The problem with mainstream media, as much as it is supposed to stay unbiased and report solely on the issue at hand, there is biases that help to shape the ideas of the reader. Before focusing on the mainstream news, you must identify […]